The Anonymous Widower

Borders Railway Tourist Impact Revealed

The title of this post is the same as this article on the BBC web site.

This is said.

New data has shown a “significant improvement” in tourism levels after the opening of the Borders Railway.

The Scottish Tourism Economic Assessment Monitor (STEAM) statistics compared the first half of 2016 to the same period the year before.

It is the first time in 10 years that every category saw improvement.

The company which produces STEAM data said the most likely source for the rise in tourism activity in the Borders and Midlothian was the railway.

Perhaps now the Department of Transport and the Treasury will believe that funding well-designed schemes is very much worthwhile.

February 2, 2017 Posted by | Transport | , , , | Leave a comment

Eduardo Paolozzi At Tottenham Court Road Tube Station

Eduardo Paolozzi‘s mosaics are now back in Tottenham Court Road tube station.

This article on Global Rail News describes how they were installed.

It’s a pity, that there are not more to cover the new white walls, which are there because the station has been expanded for Crossrail.

February 2, 2017 Posted by | Transport | , , , | Leave a comment

Vivarail Lays Out Action Plan As Faulty Repair Work To Blame For Train Fire

The title of this post is the title of an article on the Rail Technology Magazine web site.

This is the first paragraph.

Vivarail has released its full report on the Class 230 test train fire that took place over the festive period, concluding that the cause of the fire was due to a fuel leak in one of the train’s gensets, likely caused during recent repair work.

I have no experience of diesel engine design, except what I picked up, when Cummins were a customer., where they used my software to analyse production and testing statistics.

But fuel leaks do happen and normally, they don’t cause fires.

I can remember Cummins being very strict about any leaks of sll sorts on their engines.

February 2, 2017 Posted by | Transport | , | Leave a comment